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Inflation will be down to 6% by Dec: PM

NEW DELHI:  Hoping for a good rainfall in the current monsoon season, the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh on Saturday said it will help ease the inflation rate to 6 per cent in the second half of the year but conceded the growth target for the 11th Five-Year Plan will remain unmet.

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Gujarat minister charged with murder

GANDHINAGAR:  In a big blow to the BJP government in Gujarat, junior Home Minister, Mr Amit Shah, a close aide of Mr Narendra Modi, was on Friday  charged with murder by the CBI in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case and may face arrest after he was denied anticipatory bail.

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India, US sign Counter Terrorism Initiative

NEW DELHI: India and the US on Friday signed a Counter Terrorism Initiative that includes steps to check financing of terror activities, joint probe in cases of bomb blasts besides cooperation in cyber and border security.

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Indo-Pak talks: Rao meets Pillai to clear air over remarks

NEW DELHI: The Foreign Secretary, Ms Nirupama Rao has met the Union Home Secretary, Mr G K Pillai against the backdrop of apparent differences between the Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Home Affairs in connection with the Indo-Pak talks.

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Supreme Court begins final hearing on Noida Park

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday began final hearing to examine the alleged violation of forest and environment laws by Uttar Pradesh government in the construction of statues and memorials for Dalit leaders at a park in Noida near here.

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Gujarat minister fails to depose before CBI in encounter case

GANDHINAGAR:  Gujarat’s junior Home Minister, Mr Amit Shah, who is close to the Chief Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, on Thursday  did not show up before the CBI for questioning in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case but said he will appear on Friday after the agency sent a second summons during the day.

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Govt approves inclusion of more castes in OBC list

NEW DELHI: The government on Thursday approved inclusion of more castes in the central list of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for various states, a move it hopes will especially help it reach out to people in Naxal-affected states.

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